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Erie Arts and Tradition and the Presque Isle Partnership have developed a collaborative fundraiser that’s modeled after an Alaskan custom that’s occurred yearly since 1917. This concept was developed again in 2019.
The circumstances in 2019 and in 2020 didn’t show favorable for the fundraiser. This yr, the Nice Lake Ice Break is about to happen in March.
The Nice Lake Ice Break is an roughly 12′ sculpture that shall be positioned on the ice of the East Canal Basin of Presque Isle Bay. It was designed by artist David Seitzinger and fabricated by Gene Davis Gross sales and Service.
In response to a information launch on Thursday afternoon, the sculpture has sat outdoors the Bayfront Sheraton to await the suitable winter circumstances. Bartlett Indicators and Lake Shore Towing are aiding the non-profit organizations with logistics of putting the sculpture on ice. That is set to happen on March 1st.
As soon as the sculpture is in place, the Erie group can go to gliberie.com between Monday, March 1st and Saturday, March twelfth to position predictions as to when the ice will break and the sculpture will plunge into the water.
Every entry is $5 and people collaborating should point out the month, day, and time they predict the ice will give method. The participant or contributors who’ve the right predictions will win 50% of the pot, whereas the remaining 50% benefiting Erie Arts and Tradition and Presque Isle Partnership.
The general public can go to the East Canal Basin as soon as the sculpture is in place. A pedestrian dock is accessible from the sidewalk alongside State Avenue and the general public can see the Nice Lake Ice Break sculpture from that dock.
You might be additionally inspired to put up photographs of the sculpture on social media utilizing #gliberie2021 or #greatlakeicebreak.
For extra data, you’ll be able to go to gliberie.com